The Best Places to Celebrate Father’s Day in Orange County 2015

Savannah Chop House Father’s Day Brunch Selection

From brunches to buffets, cruises to cooking and fast cars to free drinks, we’ve rounded up Orange County’s top places to celebrate this Father’s Day.

Blues BBQ Brunch

House of Blues invites you to its Father’s Day Classic to enjoy an all-you-can-eat BBQ brunch buffet. The buffet includes all the classic brunch fare along with grilled highlights such as smoked BBQ ribs and soy-glazed chicken legs. Upgrade your brunch with build-your-own Bloody Marys, endless champagne mimosas or a bottle of local craft beer. Each beverage upgrade comes with a complimentary House of Blues commemorative pilsner glass per person. Eat with dad and enjoy the music of The Griff Hamlin Band. 11 a.m. Buy your tickets online. $40/pp, $18.50/ pp children 10 and under. House of Blues Anaheim, 1530 South Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.778.2583.

Father’s Day Dinner Cruise
Come aboard the Dana Pride for a special Father’s Day Dinner Cruise. Enjoy two hours cruising the coastline with views of Laguna Beach and a beautiful sunset. Listen to live Classic Rock & Roll with Mike O’Bryan and indulge in a delicious BBQ buffet. Dessert and non-alcoholic drinks are included. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $54/pp, $29/pp children. Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794 x7.

Champagne & Beer Brunch Cruise
Hornblower Cruises & Events invites you to enjoy a Father’s Day Beer Brunch Cruise around beautiful Newport Beach. The two-hour yacht cruise offers unlimited beer, mimosas and champagne and a hearty brunch buffet along with live entertainment, scenic coastal views and a souvenir pint glass for Dad. Boarding 11:30 a.m.; Cruise 12-2 p.m. $73.95. Hornblower South, Mariner’s Mile, 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy, #101, Newport Beach, 949.646.0155.

Barbecue with Dad
Spend Father’s Day learning to barbecue with dad at a cooking session where you get a chance to prepare dishes side-by-side. Create and enjoy together guacamole with charred corn and grilled chips, cheddar stuffed hamburgers and grilled fingerling potatoes with warm bacon dressing. Learn to create family favorites while sharing your love of grilling. 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Tickets are $75 including one adult and one child. SOCO, Surfas, 3309 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.453.2665.

Father’s Day Feast and Grand Golf Experience
Delight Dad with exquisite ocean view offerings fit for a king at The Resort at Pelican Hill. Savor a chef-crafted brunch and tee off together at Pelican Hill’s picturesque greens. Choose between the adult & junior golfer offer for two or family fun golf instruction for up to five. Brunch and brunch buffet offered at two different locations on resort. See website for details. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. or 10:30 a.m-3 p.m. Golf tee time scheduled separately, same-day. Brunch buffet $65/pp, $30/pp children. Golf $90-$200. The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast, 855.467.6800.

Father’s Day 8th Annual Car and Vintage Motorcycle Show at Balboa Bay Resort

Treat Dad to a special day filled with family, friends and the finest collection of cars in town. View rare, classic, custom and unique cars while enjoying cocktails, an all new BBQ buffet lunch, live entertainment and more.  11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free. 1221 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.630.4110.

Anaheim Marketplace Celebration
Celebrate Father’s Day at the Anaheim Marketplace with a special performance by Don Cheto from La Que Buena and a full taco bar. Take a ride on the mechanical bull if you dare.  12-4 p.m. Free. 
1440 S. Anaheim Blvd, 
Anaheim, 714.999.0888.

Fig & Olive Endless Riviera Brunch Buffet & Dinner

This Father’s Day, Fig & Olive celebrates Dad’s by offering a Riviera brunch buffet and a seasonally driven three-course prix-fixe dinner with optional sommelier wine pairings. Enjoy brunch items like tomato burrata caprese or dinner items like yellowfin tuna carpaccio. Brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Dinner 5:30-10 p.m. Brunch $24; dinner $52. Fig & Olive, 401 Newport Center Drive, Suite 151, Newport Beach, 212.924.1200.

Savannah Chop House Endless Draft Beer & Brunch
Make Dad feel like a King this Father’s Day at Savannah Chop House. Feast on a delicious three-course brunch menu featuring items like applewood prime rib, lobster tail, and filet Mignon eggs benedict. Keep Dad hydrated with endless draft beer or bubbles for an additional $10. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $34.95/pp, $12.95/pp children. 32441 Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel, 949.493.7107.

Don the Beachcomber Father’s Day Brunch
Take Dad out for some bottomless pints of Kona Longboard draft beer and a brunch that he can really sink his teeth into. Steak, BBQ ribs, black pepper shrimp and Portuguese sausages are just a few of the items on the menu. All dad’s will receive a free gift. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $39.95/pp, $29.95/pp Seniors, $14.95/pp children under 12. 16278 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach,

Red O Brunch Buffet
Spoil Dad with a special brunch buffet featuring filet mignon, omelettes, taco bar and much more. Celebrate with a complimentary glass of wine for Dad. Red O is a world-class restaurant collection that delivers superior cuisine and service in a stunning vacation inspired atmosphere. The Chef, Rick Bayless has been awarded Midwest Chef of the Year, National Chef of the Year, and best American Chef of the Year. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $45/pp, $15/pp children, Free for children 6 and under. Fashion Island, 143 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.7180300.

Scott’s Restaurant & Bar
Bring Dad or a grad to brunch, lunch or dinner any day through June 30, and receive a well-deserved cocktail on the house with the purchase of an entree. Scott’s also welcomes you to begin Father’s Day weekend on Friday, June 19 by taking Dad to a Napa Valley themed wine and dinner party . Following a reception, guests will be served four-courses of world class cuisine and a delicious dessert – each with magnificent wine pairings. 7-10 p.m. $200/pp, $350 per couple. 3300 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.979.2400.

21 Oceanfront Dads & Grads
Whether you are celebrating Dad or a graduation, indulge in a three-course steak & lobster dinner at 21 Oceanfront Restaurant this Sunday. Recognized for their breathtaking views and wide variety of fresh fish, seafood and prime meats, Dad will not be disappointed. 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m. $49/pp. 2100 West Oceanfront, Newport Beach, 949.673.2100.

Harbor Grill Bottomless Draft Beer
Bring Dad to The Harbor Gill for a delicious meal and $5 bottomless draft beer. In addition to the regular champagne breakfast menu, Father’s Day menu will feature mesquite grilled, eight-ounce, certified Angus New York steak with two eggs cooked any style and breakfast potatoes. Champagne breakfast 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; dinner 3-9:30 p.m. 34499 Golden Lantern, Dana Point Harbor, 949.240.1416.

Champagne Brunch at Laguna Cliffs
Join Vue Restaurant at the beautiful Laguna Cliffs Resort and Spa for a Father’s Day champagne brunch. Savor delectable items like Prime Rib or a jumbo shrimp cocktail next to breathtaking panoramic views. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $69.95/pp, $24.95/pp children 6-12. Laguna Cliffs Resort and Spa, 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, 949.487.7516.

Tangata Father’s Day Buffet
Take dad out for a special prime rib buffet at Tangata. Buffet brunch includes a choice of prime rib carving station, herb crusted salmon, roasted melange of vegetables, linguine with pepper, a wide selection of salads and more. Root beer floats and the cookie sandwich station make for a festive dessert selection. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $35/pp, $19/pp children 10 and under. Bowers Museum, 2002 North Main St., Santa Ana, 714.550.0906. patina

JT Schmid’s Restaurant & Brewery
Buy any burger, get a beer for a buck. Bring Dad to JT Schmid’s this Sunday and simply say, “Dad’s rock” when you order and you will receive any pint of JT handcrafted brew for only $1. See website for hours. Tustin – at the District, 2415 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.258.0333. Anaheim – across from the Honda Center, 2610 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.634.9200.

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

Dads receive a complimentary special edition pint glass and all 16oz house draft beers are $3 all day. Diners also have a chance to win a Sportsman Elite Smokehouse for Dad by posting their best snapshots on Instagram of their messy aftermath of eating ribs–just tag @Lazydogrestaurants with the hashtag #RibBib to enter to win. 240 S. State College Blvd., Brea, 714.529.9300; 16310 Beach Blvd., Westminster, 714.500.1140; 13290 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 714.731.9700; 1623 W. Katella Ave., Orange, 714.769.7020.

Tamarind of London
Treat Dad to a meal off the map at Tamarind of London, recognized for the best Indian food in Southern California. The special Father’s Day menu includes items like Tandoori Lamb with Masala mashed potatoes, Coconut Fish Curry and Chocolate Samosas filled with white and dark chocolate and served with a trio of sauces. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Dinner 5-10 p.m. 7862 E. Coast Hwy, Newport Coast, 949.715.8338.


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